Student Learning Outcomes
Meets MN Transfer Curriculum Goal Areas 6 and 9 - Humanities and Ethical & Civic Responsibility. This course explores the philosophical conceptions of morality, justice and value. It addresses questions such as: how do we make ethical decisions? Where does our sense of right and wrong come from? Do the values we hold apply only to us as individuals, to us as part of a culture, or do our ethical values apply to all humans in all places and at all times? What is the just distribution of resources in a multicultural society? Through an examination of major ethical theories, both contemporary and classical, this course reveals the relationship between ethical theory and ethical practice, particularly as it relates to contemporary issues and to the variety of health field-related moral concerns. Student Learning Outcomes
- Summarize a diverse range of philosophical thought in ethics.
- Articulate individual investigations into the basis of human moral values.
- Explain the origins and basis for the student's own ethical views.
- Apply core theoretical concepts in ethics to specific issues.
- Analyze the ethical dimensions of legal, social, and scientific issues.
- Apply conceptions of morality as they are manifested in the health care environment.
- Defend ethical arguments, including those contrary to the student's personal views.
- Distinguish between logically supported ethical judgment and popular conceptions of morality.
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